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West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor Map–Watch It Grow Our goal is to gather pledges from at least two yards/landscapes (public or private) on every block between Thatcher Woods and Columbus Park. To pledge your yard send an e-mail to [email protected] West Cook Wild Ones has been engaging residents […] Continue reading "West Cook Wild Ones Wildlife Corridor"
Celebrate the urban conservation movement in one of the worlds most spectacular urban settings, Thursday, June 19. Join director Carey Lundin, WTTW program host and producer Geoffrey Baer, and planting designer of Chicagos Lurie Garden, Piet Oudolf for the free Millennium Park premiere of Jens Jensen The Living Green(link to www.jensjensenthelivinggreen.org/) on The Screen at […] Continue reading "Jens Jensen The Living Green"
Join us at the One Earth Film Festival Jens Jensen The Living Green Saturday, March 8, 2014 2 Pm to 4 PM Triton College, River Grove This award winning documentary portrays how Danish-born Jens Jensen (1860 1951) rose from street sweeper, to dean of landscape architecture, to pioneering conservationist in troubled, early Chicago. At […] Continue reading "Free Preview of Jens Jensen – The Living Green"
My life began in 1960 on an island in the Caribbean (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands). Some of my happiest memories were of sitting in a tree and observing nature. When I moved to Oak Park I started gardening using cultivars. In 1998 my 100 year old Elm died and suddenly my front yard had […] Continue reading "Ginger Brown, WIldOnes Membership Chair"
CAMPTON HILLS, IL Reservations for Garfield Farm Museums 29th annual Prairie, Woodlands, and Wetlands Management Seminar to be held on Saturday, February 22nd from 8:30 am-4:30pm are now being taken. From backyard gardeners, home owner associations to owners of natural area acreage, this seminar covers all the key methods and techniques of preserving and using […] Continue reading "29th Annual Native Plant Management Seminar"
It is often said of both children and gardens that to have them is to show hope for the future. Some area teachers, parents, and organizations are demonstrating this hope two-fold as they plan outdoor learning classrooms that have wildlife habitat gardens as centerpieces. Outdoor learning is gaining momentum across the nation, recently led by […] Continue reading "Children and School Gardens"